"COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.CSN 65567. Cal. 44. Early Army with 8" rnd bbl, German silver front sight & New York address. It has usual rebated cylinder with dbl serial numbers with orig number having been "7454" and serial number matching frame stamped adjacent in rebated area. It 3-screw frame, cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. It has silver plated trigger guard with blued iron backstrap and 1-pc Army sized walnut grip. There are small inspector initials on some of parts. The "COLT'S PATENT" on left side of frame is lightly & double struck. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered "664". The gun is refinished, but finish was apparently done by the Colt Factory at some time in the early part of the 20th Century when they were still working with the niter blue finish. The gun is a beautiful display piece. Bbl retains 88-90% glossy bright orig factory blue and brilliant case colors on rammer. Crown has been slightly rounded. Cylinder, with its matching numbers stamped in rebated area, retains most of a restored finish with about 50% thin Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame, hammer, trigger guard & backstrap all appear to have an exceptionally fine, professionally restored finish. Frame & hammer retain about all of their bright Colt-type case colors and trigger guard about 95% strong silver plating and backstrap strong Colt-type blue, thinned on backstrap, strong on top & buttstrap. Grip appears new on inside with matching number in ink in backstrap channel. Shows light wear on edges with nicks & scratches in varnish and retains 96-98% strong orig varnish. Last three numbers on trigger guard are misaligned and appear to be restamped. Serial numbers on frame & backstrap are thin. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32323 JR377 (5,000-10,000)"
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